Development and use of in vitro methods for investigating the acute & chronic toxicity of emerging contaminants (and their mixtures) on the freshwater bivalve Dreissena polymorpha

Brian Quinn, Marco Parolini

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


‘The assessment and potential human impact of exposure to (novel)environmental contaminants on marine & freshwater bivalves’
1. Develop a method for the analytical measurement of selected Pharmaceutical compounds2. Use emerging techniques in proteomics for the development of novel biomarkers to indicate pollution by pharmaceuticals based on specific MoA. Confirm with traditional biomarkers3. Development of a small scale toxicity test kit4. Assess the potential of these selected compounds to bioconcentrate in the mussels and their availability for human consumption5. In vitro study to identify the biomarkers found in vivo using the same techniques to allow a real in vitro: in vivo comparison
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventNATO SfP 982590 project workshop - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 23 Sep 201026 Sep 2010


ConferenceNATO SfP 982590 project workshop


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